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Ground Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2110896
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for a Ground Systems Engineer to support the NRO Satellite Program Office. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly, and is located in Chantilly, Virginia.

  

This person will provide system engineering and technical assistance within an NRO Satellite Program Office (SPO). Responsibilities include oversight of satellite command and control design, development, test, verification, and integration. Requires communication and coordination within the SPO, other government organizations, and with the prime development contractor.

Position Key Duties/Responsibilities include:

 

Oversight of software development program

 

  • Ensure developer software release schedule supports program milestones to include: system/enterprise/ad-hoc tests, Space Vehicle Pre-Ship, Transition to Operations

  • Manage/prioritize developer Defects and Discrepancy Reports (DRs)

  • Manage program risks and opportunities

  • Verify and Validate program requirements - review of factory verification evidence for requirement sell-off to customer as part of Verification Review Board (VRB) process

  • Review enterprise Requests For Change (RFCs) for impacts to the Electro-Optical Vehicle Unique Element (EVUE)

  • Support weekly developer EVUE tag-ups

  • Travel to support EVUE Program Management Reviews and Side Sessions at factory sites

 

Coordination with externals

 

  • Coordinate with Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED) staff regarding the Mission Management Command & Control (M2C2) program for interface development/documentation, EVUE-M2C2 factory integrated tests, software delivery planning, software architecture strategy, Information Assurance compliance

  • Coordinate with Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) staff to ensure planned software capabilities support operational needs

 

Anomaly resolution

 

  • Support identification of root cause of operational issues related to the EVUE

  • Coordinate Operational Fixes (O-Fixes) between the development contractor and MOD for time-critical software updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with current Polygraph

  • BS in a STEM technical discipline

  • Must be self-starter, requiring little to no government direction

  • Demonstrated excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate between Government organizations

 

Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Familiarity with NRO ground system operations

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in NRO system program offices

 



COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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